William Fung

Hong Kong Immigration Department Assistant Director William Fung speaks beside a map showing the routes a human smuggling syndicate took during a news conference, on Friday. Photo Reuters

15 held as officers bust people-smuggling gang

Immigration officials said on Friday they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle mainland Chinese into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Australia. The immigration department said 28 arrests were made in a joint operation with mainland Chinese authorities that ended on Friday, adding the ring had smuggled some 50 people since 2011.

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